volume: full time
restriction: five years
salary: TV-L EG 13
beginning: April 1st 2020  or later

At the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the TU Ilmenau, the Advanced Electromagnetics Group seeks to fill a position within the project "Memristive Materials for Neuromorphic Electronics - MemWerk" ( , funded by the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung over 5 years) as

research associate (PhD position) (f/m/d)

Suitable candidates are expected to have the desire to gain further scientific qualifications (doctorate).

Your tasks

  • Working in the MemWerk project ( on memristive materials
  • Development of lumped device models for network and system simulation for the evaluation of material and design variants,
  • Modeling of neuromorphic/ memristive devices based on different materials
  • Simulation and design of neuromorphic circuits based on the above devices and design of peripheral electronics modules,
  • Electrical and functional characterization of neuromorphic components and circuits from these devices
  • Evaluation and presentation of results and their scientific exploitation, e.g. in publications, reports, talks, international conferences.
  • Constructive cooperation with the MemWerk team and intensive collaboration with its members.

Your profile

  • you have a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies (master's, diploma or equivalent) in Electrical engineering / information technology, technical physics, or similar fields
  • extensive knowledge and practical experience in electronic circuit technology, modeling and simulation of non-linear electronic devices and circuits, in the design of integrated structures,
  • desirable experience with neuromorphic circuit concepts and memristive and superconducting structures,
  • Motivation and ability for scientific working
  • Independent and responsible way of working
  • Ability to communicate and to work in a Team.
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English (knowledge of German is an advantage but not necessary).
You can expect an exciting and interdisciplinary scientific environment with excellent technological equipment and an international and collegial team with inspiring working atmosphere ( and
The university stands in the fields of technology, mathematics and natural sciences, business and media for teaching and research at the highest level. She attaches particular importance to innovative teaching and interdisciplinarity. She identifies with Humboldt's ideals and pursues the vision of a cosmopolitan campus family.

Technische Universität Ilmenau is holder of the „TOTAL E-Quality“ distinction and emphasizes gender equality.

Severely disabled applicants with essentially identical professional suitability will be preferentially selected.

Technische Universität Ilmenau offers flexible working time models.


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